The “didn’t somebody say the Sixers are overrated” edition. Adams – remember when you tripped over that little bump in the sidewalk on your way to school? Stubbed your toe and stumbled? You get annoyed wondering what it was doing there……thinking aloud that somebody put it there just to piss you off? Hassan Adams. Bargnani… Read more »
Live chat here. Game over. A fourth quarter that was uglier than Maurizio in just a bath towel garners a 106-96 loss to the Sixers. Wheels coming off again….6:51 left and we are back to looking like a loss. 93-80 Philly. Turnovers coming back to haunt us again. Roko finally enters the game and we… Read more »
Download the Opening Tip here. It’s Philly looking for revenge tonight at the ACC but its hard to focus on this game with what happened on Monday. That loss hurt enough to bother me for another couple weeks, just long enough until we play Boston again. So circle Sunday November 23rd on the calendar and… Read more »
This I can explain. His low usage rate when he is on the floor minimize his impact on team stats, such as team O/D rating and even plus minus (since that stat also accounts for the other members of the rotation. However, when he is being used, his individual stats, or the stats that are only dependant on his contributions, he looks pretty good, pretty great even.
Basically, like what everyone else has been saying, it comes down to usage rate. Involve him enough in the offense and there's no reason why his individual efficiency won't be reflected in the team stats.
Now here's where you might say "but the raptors lose more when he shoots more than average, so the usage rate argument doesn't hold up". That's a fair point, but I would argue that Jonas often gets those extra field goals when A) the guards are putting up a ton of bricks and Jonas is cleaning the glass, or B) he's a last resort after its clear that the other scoring options aren't working. In both scenarios, the team as a whole is playing below average, so it makes sense that they would win a lower percentage of games.